Television: TV on the Spot

As the cub reporter of U.S. journalism, TV scored a double coup last week: not only did it jump quickly onto a big news story, a nightlong seizure of Utah's state prison by 511 inmates, but it helped to bring the story to a happy ending.

In Salt Lake City, 14 miles north of the sprawling grey prison buildings, KTVT President Ben Larson whipped into action when he got the first report that prisoners had jumped a guard, wounded him with knife stabs and taken over everything but the administration building. The inmates also...

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